CASE REPORT
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 184-186

The 'Milwaukee protocol' (MP) hope does not succeeds for rabies victim


Department of Community Medicine, G.R. Medical College, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Anil Kumar Agarwal
G. R. Medical College, 4, Medical College Campus, Gwalior - 474  009, Madhya Pradesh
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0975-2870.202098

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Rabies is caused by the rabies virus, an RNA-based virus in the genus Lyssavirus. Transmission typically occurs when virus-laden saliva from a rabid animal enters a wound or mucous membrane. The Milwaukee protocol, a novel procedure in which the patient was placed in a drug-induced coma and given an antiviral cocktail composed of ketamine, ribavirin, and amantadine. Considering the theory that rabies pathology stems from central nervous system neurotransmitter dysfunction, doctors hypothesized suppressed brain activity would minimize damage while the patient's immune system developed an adequate response.


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